Last night celebrities and guests gathered at the Hammerstein Ballroom for the Keep A Child Alive's 8th Annual Black Ball. Alicia Keys, a co-founder of the foundation, performed for guests and even hosted an impromptu auction of 2 18-karat gold bracelets she was wearing - each sold for $14,000. Guests also enjoyed live performances by Norah Jones, Usher and Will.I.Am.
The evening raised over $3 million for the charity that supports HIV/AIDS treatments for those most in need in Africa and India.
The auction, guided by Sotheby’s Maarten Ten Holder, saw items such as a dinner party with Edward Norton and Naomi Watts sell for $25,000. The highest bid of the evening was $180,000 for a life time membership to Donald Trump golf properties. [via]
Guests included Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Serena Williams, Queen Latifah, Will.I.Am, Tyra Banks, Jay Sean, Carmelo Anthony, Lala Vasquez, Kerry Washington, Chanel Iman, Steve Van Zandt, Maureen Van Zandt, Richie Sambora, David Arquette, Thierry Guetta, Matt Blank, Susan McGuirk, Gary Clark Jr., Janina Gavankar, Gayle King, Clive Davis, Penn Badgley, Zoe Kravitz, Michael Kors, Harvey Weinstein, Christina McLarty, Dule Hill and Padma Lakshmi.
Late musician, George Harrison and Anthony Scaramucci, the managing partner of Skybridge Capital were both honored for their contributions.
[Alicia Keys, Usher; Photos via Kevin Mazur/WireImage]